May
30

So how do the citizens take back the media?

They simply cite always-unnamed “officials” claiming that the dead were “militants.” It’s the most obvious and inexcusable form of rank propaganda: media outlets continuously propagating a vital claim without having the slightest idea if it’s true. Embedded Link “Militants”: media propaganda To avoid counting civilian deaths, Obama re-defined "militant" to mean "all military-age males in… Continue reading »

May
30

Are we really that easy to fool?

Or do we just not care if our money is used to kill innocent people? In the run-up to the imperialist aggression against Libya last year, the lie that Gaddafi forces were using rape as a weapon was planted in the public mind, so as to legitimize the obvious warmongering of the West, providing NATO… Continue reading »

May
30

When you use the same methods over and over (because they work) the only wonder is…

When you use the same methods over and over (because they work) the only wonder is that people fall for it again and again. We must be idiots. A recent "editorial" out of the Globe and Mail claims that Russia's position that opposition forces were involved in the massacre is "laughable." However, this is divorced… Continue reading »

May
30

Short and to the point

What if? Embedded Link What If We Have Only Memories of Freedom? by Andrew P. Napolitano What if Memorial Day reminds us of times when we had more freedom? What if freedom is dying right under our eyes? What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality of the present? Wha…… Continue reading »

May
30

Um, pretty sure this won't make it to market

Can't patent it. And the government already restricts it. "Our finding that a single infusion of ketamine produces rapid antidepressant and antisuicidal effects within one hour and that is fairly sustained is truly exciting," Dr. Zarate commented. "We think that these findings are of true importance given that we only have a few treatments approved… Continue reading »

May
30

People look at our problems and imagine that only a more complex solution will address…

People look at our problems and imagine that only a more complex solution will address the complexity of the problems themselves. This derails a lot of good ideas. The disbelief that the answer to that complex tangle could be as simple as examining one of the basic premises for validity and then changing it is… Continue reading »

May
30

I haven't giggled like that for a long, long time

Denialism run wild or what? So the NC-20 types have decided that we can escape sea level rise – in North Carolina, anyhow – by making it against the law.Or making MEASURING it against the law, anyhow. Embedded Link NC Considers Making Sea Level Rise Illegal | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network According to… Continue reading »

May
30

You would think that a people who lived on the same continent as the last outbreak…

You would think that a people who lived on the same continent as the last outbreak of fascism would be a little more alert for it. We totally didn't see it coming here, but we also had no reason to expect it. What is their excuse? The commission, the European Union’s central regulator, sided with… Continue reading »

May
30

One in five

I do not think "dominion" means what we think it means. Twenty percent of all wild plants are now threatened with extinction, according to recent estimates, and that's before the potential impacts of climate change are factored in. Yet, "as the world moves forward with all these initiatives to conserve biodiversity," Greene says, "it's recognized… Continue reading »

May
30

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Embedded Link A Visual Guide to the Social Acceptability of Various Human-Machine Interfaces | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network Acceptable: Frowned upon: Only if you're a billionaire, and even then probably not a good idea: Please, no: The MH2 Wearable Humanoid Robot, developed by scientists at Japa… Google+: View post on Google+

May
30

Sorry, I had to laugh

Is it profitable? Then we should. That has been the only answer to this question for the past three centuries. "We know how to build gas plants, how to get permits. There's a lot of momentum there, obviously," said Marty Spitzer, U.S. climate policy director at the World Wildlife Fund. "But I think we need… Continue reading »

May
29

Drugs and toxins for children

But have you seen the new iPad? The upper echelon and hierarchy that controls the most significant portions of our government wants us sick, and not just for a short period of time, but indefinitely. They want us addicted to pharmaceuticals as early as infancy and they want that dependence to last our entire lifetime.… Continue reading »

May
29

How long will it take your children to pay off $100 trillion dollars?

Your grandchildren? Your great grandchildren? And with this generational transfer of wealth, you don't even get to enjoy the benefits yourself. Little noticed is that on Tuesday Team Obama took its first formal steps toward putting taxpayers behind Wall Street derivatives trading — not behind banks that might make mistakes in derivatives markets, but behind… Continue reading »

May
29

Or an extra $22 per person for everyone who is currently on food stamps

You decide what makes you feel safer. American taxpayers have paid dearly for what the TSA called its Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT program: More than $1 billion at 161 airports. Embedded Link THE DAILY EXCLUSIVE: FACING REALITY TSA’s $1 billion program to ‘read’ fliers’ expressions comes under fire after failing to catch… Continue reading »

May
29

Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choos…

Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose. – Simone Weil Google+: View post on Google+

May
29

Objectivity and independence are crucial

This needed to be stopped 40 years ago when they started buying up all of the local newspapers, television and radio stations. What did we think was going to happen? But what rankles now is our failure, after each of these disasters, to come to terms with how we were played. Each separate catastrophe should… Continue reading »

May
29

This is how your leaders think

This is how they thought 50 years ago and it is how they think today. Although historians know that intelligence services had sought to topple the Syrian regime in the autumn of 1957, this is the first time any document has been found showing that the assassination of three leading figures was at the heart… Continue reading »

May
29

It is getting a little ridiculous, don't you think?

“The two agents were at the Capitol South Metro Station roughly between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday evening,” he says. “They had a white table set up inside the station and were randomly inspecting purses and bags. There were also a few officers as you can see standing next to the dark blue van… Continue reading »

May
28

Sounds like a loooooong train ride from New York to London

Representatives from the Kremlin and White House recently met on the matter and have approved this incredible project to link Alaska with Siberia across the Bering Strait, continuing an existing line on both sides that branches deep into both participating countries. Embedded Link 8th World Wonder in the Works: Tunnel from Russia to USA |… Continue reading »

May
28

The free market at work

It is still free if you donate at gunpoint, right? The resurgence of trafficking has prompted the WHO to suggest that humanity itself is being undermined by the vast profits involved and the division between poor people who undergo ''amputation'' for cash and the wealthy sick who sustain the body parts trade. Embedded Link Illegal… Continue reading »

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